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Flash Flood Warning for East Central Grant County until 7:30 p.m.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  EAST CENTRAL GRANT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO...

* UNTIL 730 PM MDT

* AT 323 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE
  WARNED AREA.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  SAN LORENZO...
  LAKE ROBERTS...
  COONEY...
  CAMP THUNDERBIRD...

  SHERMAN...
  SAN JUAN...
  FAYWOOD...
  MIMBRES...
  ROCKY CANYON CAMPGROUND...
  SAPILLO CAMPGROUND...
  COPPERAS VISTA...
  SR35 AND SR61 BETWEEN COPPERAS VISTA AND FAYWOOD...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT NEAR SILVER FIRE BURN AREA.
RAPID RISES IN WATER AND QUICK MOVING DEBRIS FLOWS ARE POSSIBLE.
AVOID CREEKS AND DRAINAGES NEAR BURNED AREAS. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND
QUICKLY. IF CAUGHT BY FLASH FLOODING OR DEBRIS FLOWS...CALL 911.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.
IF YOU ARE IN THE WARNING AREA MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IMMEDIATELY. DO
NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS SWIFTLY FLOWING WATERS OR WATERS OF UNKNOWN
DEPTH BY FOOT OR BY AUTOMOBILE.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS. IT ONLY TAKES A FEW INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO
CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

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